Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Cervical cancer caused by viruses

Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) according to Spanish researchers speaking at the European Cancer Conference. About two-thirds of cases are caused by just one form of HPV. This opens the way for a vaccine to prevent many of the 21,000 cervical cancer deaths in Europe each year.

BBC NEWS | Health | Virus causes most cervical cancer

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